DeKalb County School District seeks public input on proposed changes to E-SPLOST budget

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The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will wrap up its series of public input meetings in September on proposed options to address changes in the E-SPLOST budget due to construction costs increases. District officials presented the proposed options to the Board of Education on July 8.

A key part of the proposed options is a potential referendum to approve a general obligation (“GO”) bond issue to complete the current E-SPLOST program and to complete additional projects to address urgent facility needs. The bond would range between $222 million and $265 million, officials said.

The district held public meetings at Clarkston, Chamblee and Miller Grove high schools in August. The final meetings will be held at:

  • Columbia High School, Sept. 4, 7 p.m.
  • Lakeside High School, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.

To learn more about the proposed options, visit www.dekalbschoolsga.org/e-splost .

More information on the proposed GO bond and a public input survey can be found at www.dekalbschoolsga.org/e-splost/e-splost-and-go-bond-2019. The survey opened July 22 and will close Sept. 15.

 

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